CAE аудирование тест №3

Part 1

You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer (А, B or C) which fits best according to what you hear. There are two questions for each extract.

Extract One

You hear part of a radio programme in which an art expert is talking about a picture.

1 The expert has chosen to talk about this particular picture because

A today would have been the artist's birthday.

B it illustrates certain aspects of the artist's technique.

С this is a significant time of year for the birds depicted.

2 What does the expert suggest about the artist?

A He was not always honest with people.

B He made a good deal of money from his work.

С He was not actually greatly interested in wildlife.

Extract Two

You hear part of a radio programme talking about redesigning your living space.

3 What does Amy suggest about most people who redesign their homes?

A They spend money on the wrong things.

B It's hard for them to visualise the end result.

С The plans they make are rather over-ambitious.

4 What is Luis doing in his reply?

A disagreeing with her analysis of the situation

B suggesting a way of overcoming the problem she outlines

С reassuring her of the effectiveness of the software most people use

Extract Three

You hear part of a discussion about how the wildlife films broadcast on television are reviewed by journalists.

5 What do the two speakers agree about?

A Some animals don't make good subjects for these programmes.

B People now expect these programmes to be of a very high quality.

С Reviewers may be over-critical of certain aspects of these programmes.

6 The woman's fear is that reviewers of wildlife films are

A not focussing on the most important aspects of the films.

B being inconsistent in the way they review the films.

C not applying the same criteria to all the films.

Part 2

You will hear part of a radio programme in which the psychologist Simon Strang is talking about the subject of boredom. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences.



Simon says that a trip to Mars would take approximately (7) to complete.

In the Space Agency simulation, both (8) and individual behaviour will be studied.

Unhappy astronauts are likely to focus on the boring nature of their (9) and other non-work issues.

Simon gives the example of an uninteresting (10) as something which causes temporary boredom.

Simon uses the term (11) boredom for feelings associated with routine jobs.

Dr Svendsen's definition of boredom sees it as an absence of (12).

Simon says that it is wrong to regard (13) as the opposite of boredom.

Simon suggests that a (14) would be a good activity for bored children.

Part 3

You will hear an interview with a woman called Emma Stoneham, who works as a manager in the horse racing industry. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (A, B, С or D) which fits best according to what you hear.


15 Emma first got interested in horse racing as a result of

A a family connection.

B an educational visit.

С a passion for horses.

D peer-group pressure.

16 What does Emma say about her qualifications?

A She chose to study certain subjects against her father's wishes.

B She decided to do courses that dealt directly with horse racing.

С She did a postgraduate course that few people knew about.

D She was fortunate to be accepted on a specialist course.

17 How does Emma feel about what she calls the 'big names' in horse racing?

A She resents having to plan her events to suit them.

B She respects the contribution they make to the sport.

С She believes that they shouldn't receive special treatment.

D She accepts that she needs to put on particular events to attract them.

18 What does Emma particularly enjoy about race days?

A the range of people she meets

B the enthusiasm of her colleagues

С the challenge of dealing with the unexpected

D the pleasure of seeing people enjoying themselves

19 How did Emma feel after cancelling the midwinter race meeting?

A worried that inadequate precautions had been taken

B angry that bad weather hadn't been predicted

С satisfied that she'd made the right decision

D grateful for the good advice she'd received

20 As a result of cancelling the meeting, Emma has had to

A put on additional race meetings.

B make changes to her financial planning.

С sell some land belonging to the racecourse.

D postpone making improvements to facilities.

Part 4


You will hear five short extracts in which five people who have recently changed their accommodation are talking about their experiences.


For questions 21-25, choose from the list (A-H) the reason each speaker gives for deciding to change their accommodation.


For questions 26-30, choose from the list (A-H) the unexpected disadvantage of their new accommodation each speaker mentions.

While you listen you must complete both tasks.

A larger bills

B feeling of isolation

C unreliable public transport

D dealing with difficult people

E lack of leisure facilities

F poor local services

G unhelpful landlord

H bad neighbours

Speaker 1 (21)

Speaker 2 (22)

Speaker 3 (23)

Speaker 4 (24)

Speaker 5 (25)

A relationships with others

B limited space

C poor physical environment

D new working practices

E employer's relocation

F time spent travelling

G rising cost of living

H a wish for independence

Speaker 1 (26)

Speaker 2 (27)

Speaker 3 (28)

Speaker 4 (29)

Speaker 5 (30)